- Provide immunizations to Franklin County residents
- Provide vaccine records for current/past clients
- Provide vaccine information to the public (education)
- Provide resources/ referrals (Tb clinic, foreign travel info, community links)
See clinic location details below and then schedule online or call (614) 525-3719 to schedule an appointment.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Are seasonal flu shots available?
The flu season has begun! It can start in October and end as late as March. The experts at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine is available for children 6 months through 18 years at all of the Franklin County Public Health Childhood Immunization clinics. Parents of children from birth through 4 years of age may also receive a flu vaccine at these clinics.
The Ohio Department of Health’s Vaccine for Children Program provides the pediatric and adult flu vaccine for those who qualify. Flu vaccine cost $15.00 per dose. We accept payment from Medicaid, Caresource and Molina. Cash and check are accepted. No child who qualifies for VFC vaccine will be denied flu vaccine if unable to pay. Any adult who financially qualifies may receive a free flu vaccine provided by the Franklin County Commissioners.
For more information about Seasonal Influenza, please go to www.odh.gov
What vaccinations does my child need to be in school?
Where are your clinics?
What are the clinic hours?
What do I need to bring with me to get shots?
- Immunization (shot) record
- Cash or checkbook (FCPH does not take credit/debit cards)
- Insurance card, if Medicaid, Molina or CareSource
- Consent form, if the adult bringing in a child is not legal guardian/parent
- Photo ID for adult accompanying child
What insurance do you accept?
FCPH is currently able to bill Medicaid, Molina and CareSource insurances.
How do I get my shot record?
- Contact your/your child’s current/past physician
- Contact your/your child’s school
- If the vaccines were provided by FCPH, call (614) 525-3719 and leave a message containing the following information:
- Patient’s name
- Date of birth
- Address where shot record is to be sent
- Contact phone number
- Name of person requesting information and the relation to patient
Are shots safe?
Shots are very safe, but they are not perfect. Like any other medicine they can occasionally cause reactions. Usually these are mild, like a sore arm or a slight fever. Serious reactions are rare, but they can happen. Your doctor or nurse can discuss the risks with you before your child gets his/her shots. The important thing to remember is that getting the diseases is much more dangerous than getting the shots. Find more resources here
What shots do you offer?
Franklin County Public Health offers the following childhood vaccines to anyone under the age of 19 years old:
- Hepatitis B
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis (DTaP)
- Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib)
- Inactivated Poliovirus
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)
- Varicella (chicken pox)
- Hepatitis A
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap)
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV) - Gardasil
How much do childhood shots cost?
Required vaccines are $15 per shot for uninsured children.
- No uninsured child is turned away if the cost is not affordable - a sliding fee scale is available
- FCPH is currently able to bill Medicaid, CareSource,
Buckeye, Paramount, UHC Community and Molina health plans. Most major medical plans will be accepted starting in early 2015.
Where can I get adult shots?
A list of clinic locations that offer adult immunizations or check with your primary care physician.
Our department will continue to offer qualified state supported adult vaccinations. Currently this includes:
- Tdap for parents and caregivers of infants
- Seasonal Flu for parents of children receiving vaccine in the clinic
- Hepatitis vaccines for adults in certain categories. Take this short survey to see if you qualify.
Some conditions apply. Please call (614) 525-3719 or email email@example.com for information.
Franklin County Public Health does not administer TB testing. Kroger’s Little Clinics, CVS’s Minute Clinics, Walgreen’s Take Care Clinics, OSU's FastCare Clinics at participating Giant Eagle locations, and some physician offices provide ppd/TB testing.
I'm traveling out of the country, what shots do I need?
Contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention web site to learn about health information related to your destination.
Franklin County Public Health does not provide international travel vaccinations including Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Malaria medications.
Some area doctors offering travel vaccines: Expand All
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Dublin Family Practice
Dr. Dennis Flynn MD
6760 Avery-Muirfield Road Suite A
Dublin, OH 43017
OSUMC Infectious Diseases Travel Medicine Clinic
Cramblett Medical Clinic
3D Cramblett Hall
456 West 10th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
OSU Rardin Family Practice at OSU
2231 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Travel Health Services
Travel Health Center
6164 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43231
Travel Vaccines at LifeCare Alliance
Patient Registration Form
Consent form giving permission to non-guardian adult to have child vaccinated
Refusal to vaccinate form (American Academy of Pediatrics)
2014 ODH Immunization Summary for Child Care, Health Start, Pre-School and School Attendance
HIPAA/ FCPH’s Privacy Practice Summary in English | Español | Somali
Learn more about vaccines
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Reliable Vaccine Websites
Reliable Vaccine Information
Reliable Immunization Resources for Parents
- AAP’s Childhood Immunization Support Program (CISP) Information for providers and parents: www.cispimmunize.org
- Why Should I Immunize My Child? A description of the individual diseases and the benefits expected from vaccination. www.cispimmunize.org/fam/why.html
- The Immunization Education Program (IEP) of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Includes answers to common vaccine questions and topics, such as addressing vaccine safety concerns; evaluating anti-vaccine claims; sources of accurate immunization information on the Web; and talking with parents about vaccine safety. www.paiep.org/
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Immunization Program Information about vaccine safety, including Parents’ Guide to Childhood Immunizations www.cdc.gov/vaccines/spec-grps/parents.htm
- National Network of Immunization Information (NNii) Includes the NNii Resource Kit - Communicating with Patients about Immunizations. A guide to help answer patients’ questions and provide the facts about immunizations. www.immunizationinfo.org
- Vaccine Education Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Information for parents includes Common Concerns About Vaccines, Are Vaccines Safe, and A Look at Each Vaccine. www.vaccine.chop.edu
- Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins University Provides an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines. www.vaccinesafety.edu
- The Canadian Coalition for Immunization Awareness and Promotion (CCIAP) CCIAP aims to meet the goal of eliminating vaccine-preventable disease through education, promotion, advocacy, and media relations. It includes resources for parents and providers, including “How to advise parents unsure about immunization” by Scott A. Halperin, MD. http://immunize.cpha.ca/en/default.aspx
- Vaccinate Your Baby The Every Child by Two site serves as a central resource of vaccine information for parents. The site links to the latest research and studies about vaccines, an interactive timeline on the benefits of vaccines, information about vaccine safety and ingredients and the importance of adhering to the recommended schedule. www.vaccinateyourbaby.org
How Vaccines Work from Immunize For Good.
(Video courtesy of Immunize Colorado)